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Jack Neubart Posted: Apr 18, 2017 0 comments

Ira Block can best be described as a cultural documentary photographer. He uses his camera to document cultures around the world, recording how lives are impacted by changing norms, practices, and traditions. The changes are most often gradual, which is why he returns to a location time after time after time. He captures the shifting sands, one grain at a time, helping us see these changes and appreciate them through his eyes—and through social media.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 17, 2017 0 comments

Jimmy McIntyre is an image-editing expert with great tips for both novice and advanced Photoshop users. In the quick video below, he demonstrates how to combine three exposures of a scene into one perfect shot using an exposure-blending technique.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 17, 2017 0 comments

Conventional wisdom is that the best way to photograph pets and little kids is to kneel down and shoot them from eye level. But rules are meant to be broken, as you can see in these images from Andrius Burba who literally has a different perspective on photographing our furry friends.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 17, 2017 0 comments

Canon has two innovative lenses that incorporate built-in LED “Macro Lites” on either side of the front element, the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM for M-Series mirrorless cameras, and the EF-S 35mm Macro IS STM for Canon DSLRs. In the video below, you’ll see what you can accomplish by using these lenses instead of a conventional on-camera flash.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 14, 2017 0 comments

This morning Sony announced it has overtaken Nikon in the U.S. market for full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, one spot behind industry leader Canon. Sony leapfrogged Nikon because of the company’s 23% growth in this category with record sales in both interchangeable-lens cameras and lenses in 2017.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 14, 2017 0 comments

We received quite a response from outdoor photographers after Wednesday’s story about “Nubrella,” an innovative umbrella you wear like a backpack. But for those who require maximum protection from the elements, we bring you the Photo Pod from Under the Weather.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 14, 2017 0 comments

The Swiss photographer known as “Yuri Fineart” specializes in shooting landscapes and he offers weekly tutorials on using Lightroom to improve all types of images. In the video below, he demonstrates a few simple techniques for turning a “bad” Raw file into a really nice image.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 13, 2017 0 comments

Drone maker DJI has upgraded their popular Phantom 4 model with the new Phantom 4 Advanced that offers a more powerful camera, enhanced controls, and a host of creative capabilities

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 13, 2017 0 comments

Erik Wahlstrom is a photographer in upstate New York with an unusual approach to landscape photography. As you’ll see in the rather poetic video below, Wahlstrom suggests finding a place that is uniquely your own if you want to create meaningful, intimate photographs.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 13, 2017 0 comments

Sometimes it’s great to get outdoors and shoot environmental portraits with a real backdrop like Colorado’s Flatiron Mountains outside of Boulder. The problem is that unless you have some sweet golden-hour light, the harsh midday sun can make such a task very difficult.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 12, 2017 1 comments

If you were befuddled by a description of the “Exposure Triangle” in your first photography class, you’re not alone. This relatively simple concept can be a bit difficult to explain; unless, that is, the instructor has some red Kool-Aid and a few glasses handy.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 12, 2017 0 comments

The innovative Nubrella is a lightweight, collapsible umbrella worn with a chest harness for hands-free shooting in bad weather while keeping you and your camera gear dry. 

DL Byron Posted: Apr 12, 2017 0 comments

The Fujifilm X-T2 is a compact but serious mirrorless camera you can bring anywhere. It hovers between the enthusiast and pro product categories with a feature set and performance levels previously only available in DSLRs. Or in other words, the photographic power that 12 pounds of gear used to deliver is now offered in a camera less than half the weight with all the image quality. Highlights of the Fujifilm X-T2 include an APS-C-sized 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor with no low-pass filter, and the ability to shoot 4K video.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 12, 2017 0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer known for capturing the personality of his subjects. He’s also a good instructor, and in the four-minute video below he provides some great posing tips for budding portrait photographers.

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